Today is Good Friday. A time when Christians remember God's mercy.
But for Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt, Good Friday is as good an opportunity as any to incite racial and religious vilification, to engage in hate-speech and to publish incitement to murder and violence.
Under the heading "Stereotyping is bad", Bolt writes a few words to encourage his regulars to leave messages inciting violence against ... well ... "them". And who are "them"? Well, take your pick. It could be Muslims. It could be Pakistanis. It could be British Pakistanis or British Muslims. It could be people from the Middle East living in Auburn or Bankstown. Plenty of comments about Enoch Powell's infamous rivers of blood speech.
Wake up Australia replied to Alan of SydneyYep, only Nazism can save "our" way of life. These are Andrew Bolt's Nazis, and the Herald Sun has become a place where they can vent their spleen.
Fri 10 Apr 09 (10:12am)
... If Hitler had actually succeeded in his invasion it is hard to imagine the UK having any of the race/religion problems it has today - problems that will ultimately destroy its heritage totally. But I suppose are a lot of people who will not mourn the passing - and of course what is left today of the traditional ‘Aussie’ way of life?
... Australia should learn a lesson from this and ban any Pakistani muslim from entering Australia, for any reason whatsoever.The risk is not worth the university fee.Let them get on with their primitivism, where they belong,back home.And who needs trials? After all, such luxuries should only be reserved for "our" criminals, not for "them".
nigel of richmond (Reply)
Fri 10 Apr 09 (09:36am)
The Special forces should be used to eliminate these miscrants. The cost of trials in these days of GFC would be a complete waste of time and money. They want to die in their warped jihadist way, let them die but in a cost effective way.Andrew would say this himself if he had half a chance. He has said it a fair few times on national television. Who knows how many times he's said it on radio?
Howzat of Sydney (Reply)
Fri 10 Apr 09 (09:37am)
I grew up near Bankstown, Auban, Punchbowl, Lakemba, and they were nice little Aussie towns; now they look like scenes from the middle east. Multiculturism we thought would add something to our Aussie culture, but instead it is destroying our culture. The majority of Muslims cannot become like us and have no desire to do so, it would be “un-Islamic”. No, we must give ground to them; and that’s the truth. It’s like a cancer, invading every cell of our traditional way of lif, until it takes over the whole body. Our experience of Islam will not be any different to Englands.
Kerry of Brisbane (Reply)
Fri 10 Apr 09 (02:36pm)
Maybe he says stuff like this dude ...
By now, many readers will be rather upset and angry that this kind of stuff is being published. Who can we contact to complain?
Well, you can start with the man himself:
Andrew BoltThen there is his Editor:
Also feel free to contact any of the major advertisers for the Herald Sun website.
Words © 2009 Irfan Yusuf
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